Calfskin leather is one of the main leathers used in the manufacture of various leather products. As we have mentioned before, in the world of leather, skins from bovine animals are mostly used, and calf is the main choice because it is a leather with many positive characteristics.
What is calfskin leather?
This leather is obtained from the skin of young cows, less than three years old. Later, the leather is tanned to obtain a fine leather with unique characteristics, used mainly in the fashion industry.
Furthermore, calf leather is a type of leather that is easy to distinguish because it has a smaller grain and pores that are almost impossible to see by eye.
Types of calfskin
Full-grain calfskin leather: it can be said that this is the highest quality type of calfskin leather, because the surface is left in its natural state and is sometimes enhanced with an aniline finish;
Corrected-grain calfskin leather: this is characterized by using a type of finishing that changes the appearance of the leather, especially the grain. Among the modifications made are stamping, embossing, or even pigmentation.
Suede calfskin leather: This type of calfskin is made from calfskin separated from the animal’s back, and is obtained by sanding the fleshy side of the skin to obtain a smooth, velvety surface.
Characteristics and articles made from calfskin
As we have already mentioned in this article, calfskin has unique characteristics, which is why it is a highly popular leather.
This leather is characterized by its grain quality, softness, strength, flexibility and lightness.
In addition, another characteristic is its versatility, thanks to this it can be used in a wide range of products, such as:
- Shoes and boots
Calfskin leather, like other leathers, requires some care to maintain its appearance for longer, but also so that the leather itself lasts longer.
The main care to be taken with external factors, namely sun and water. Therefore, it is recommended to avoid as much as possible exposure to heat and water.
In addition, it is always recommended to use proper cleaning and moisturizing products on a regular way.
In this respect you can read our article on why leather should be cared for, where we clearly explain why leather should be cared on a regular basis.